“And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” Genesis 1:29
Tips And Treats Thursdays is what today is all about. Each week we will share recipes, housekeeping tips, healthy living ideas, and other ways to make our lives a little easier. With all the options out there (especially Pinterest), we often can feel overwhelmed with what the world says we should accomplish. Just reading about the Proverbs 31 woman can make you want to give up before you start!!! That woman seemed to be super woman!!! (how quickly we forget that she had a house full of servants to help make her day a lot easier!)
When I was a young wife I thought that the measure of my success was the biscuits that I made. (I am from the south. Biscuits are a requirement pretty much every day) I am quite sure that you could have used one of my early attempts at biscuit making for a hockey puck. Yes they were that bad.
After a few misguided attempts I finally sought out the biscuit making queen, my mom. She walked me through the process of gently handling the dough and sifting the ingredients together to create a delicate circle of heaven. Then I learned how to save time and make them into squares. What a great tip that was definitely worth sharing! It was the response to my blog on square biscuits (click here to read it) that tweaked my interest in a place for sharing the life skills that women don’t seem to learn anymore.
I know from listening to my daughters that spending hours looking for time saving tips can be a very self defeating activity! Yet there are so many of us who have the answers and no one to share them with. It is beyond most women’s busy schedule to start a website to share those gems of information. On Thursdays we will share other sites where we have found great information as well as featuring women who will share what they have learned. (One of the first things we will learn is how to make homemade poptarts!!! How fun is that!!!)
Our most gracious Heavenly Father, we are so excited to be here together. Thank You for guiding and directing us as we begin learning from each other. Lead us to the things that make our lives more pleasing to You. Let us use the gifts that You have given us to help other women take better care of their homes, their families, their bodies, and their spiritual well being. We praise You Father for all the women who are coming together to make this happen. In the Name of Christ we pray that these things will honor You, Amen
©Michelle Welch, 2013, team member of Breath Of Life Women’s Ministries
photography by Michelle Welch, all rights reserved
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